On the 6th June 2012 the official PushONEuro’s draw was conducted at PushON’s Castlefield headquarters. Drawn by official draw masters Wilding and Wilson, the fate of 23 agencies and companies alike was decided.
Each of the 16 participating countries were drawn alongside a company/ agency to decide who would be taking part in the prestigious tournament and who would sadly miss out. Here’s how the draw went (or see the image below):
So, with that done it’s down to the real business. Each company/ agency will receive their very own PushONEuro’s wallchart (*WOOOO*) so they can follow their team’s progress (or lack of) throughout the tournament. But who will win the illustrious PushONEuro’s trophy? Let’s take a look at the candidates.
As one of the host nations, SEO Creative will be hoping home soil will give them the edge to make it through to the latter stages of the tournament; but will their star striker Robert Lewandowski be distracted with constant rumours of a move to Manchester United?
It remains to be seen if Photolink Creative Group can step up in a major tournament and deliver a trophy or if they’ll fall at the final hurdle as they did in the World Cup.
With major players entering into a rich vein form (for once), Melbourne Hosting must be deemed as one of the favourites but they will face stiff competition in their group from Return On Digital, PR Agency One and the other hosts MediaCom Manchester.
The overall favourites however have to be the current holders, Defibshop, despite including Fernando Torres in their team.